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The Campus Guide: Yale University
Yale College, founded in 1701, is one of America's most revered historic campuses. Three centuries of Yale architecture cover a dynamic history of design, education, and national leadership. The conservative Yale of early colonial and Gothic buildings evolved to become a mecca for modern architects in the 1950s and the site of such notable works as Louis I. Kahn's Art ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 1st 1999 by Princeton Architectural Press
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This and the Harvard version are engaging reads as they weave into the essays many general historical backgrounds and anecdotes of the campus in addition to discussions regarding the buildings themselves, thus removing this from the realm of the "guidebook" check-list format seen in so many AIA Guides. My biggest complaint is the general dismal level of the (frequently thumbnail) photographs, typically just one per building.